THIS MORNING: Climate Change Study Concerns Pediatricians

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) — According to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, climate change causing streaks of extremely hot weather may end up increasing the number of babies born with congenital heart defects in the United States over the next two decades.

Researchers used climate change forecasts obtained from NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies and after calculating the average maternal heat exposure across different regions as a result of global climate change, they say there will be thousands of additional cases each year.

Dr. Monica Goble with Lansing Pediatric Cardiology visited the 6 News studios and spoke with Jorma Duran about the study.
 

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